Friday, April 30, 2010
The Kentucky Derby takes place tomorrow and the odds-on favorite is a horse named Lookin' at Lucky. It also happens to be a pretty good name for a racehorse considering that in the
Here's a list of some of the worst thoroughbred names in
- Gold Shower -- 1943
- Black Servant --1921
- The Winner -- finished second-to-last in 1896
- Execution's Reason -- 1980
- Gay Bit -- 1944
- Dunce -- 1959
- Quasimodo -- 1934
- Our Dad -- 1959
- Degenerate Jon -- 1980
- Air Forbes Won -- 1982
"Sgt. Pepper's" final song could fetch $3,200 a word at auction.
John Lennon's original, handwritten lyrics for "A Day in the Life," the 1967 landmark album's final track, are expected to fetch at least $500,000 when they are auctioned by Sotheby's next month.
The sheet of paper, covered in writing on both sides, features Lennon's edits and corrections in black felt marker and blue ballpoint pen, with a few annotations in red ink.
The 154-word composition -- which does not include the "Woke up, got out of bed . . ." interlude later contributed by Paul McCartney -- will be sold to the highest bidder at the Midtown auction house on June 18.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Metal god Ozzy Osbourne's Scream is due out June 15th and Rolling Stone has your first look at his new album cover. The angel wings, the red typeface, Ozzy standing victorious atop a mountain with a black flag in hand — who else but the Prince of Darkness could deliver album artwork like this? It looks like he's prepared to bark at the moon, to borrow from an Ozzy album of yore. Scream's first single "Let Me Hear You Scream" is already receiving heavy radio airplay after it premiered on an episode of CSI: NY two weeks ago. He'll shoot the video for "Let Me Hear You Scream" next month with director Jonas Akerlund (Lady Gaga's epic "Telephone" clip) at the helm.
In the five days since POISON singer Bret
If you would like to share your sentiments about Bret with everyone who'll be watching his "Behind The Music" episode, all you have to do is leave a comment here sometime before this special broadcast airs tonight.
With the results released on International Noise Awareness Day, MusicRadar.com teamed up with Metal Hammer, the U.K.'s best-selling heavy metal magazine, to create a countdown of the ultimate headbanging records. The online poll attracted over 6,000 votes from musicians and metal enthusiasts.
With a whopping 20% of total votes, "Master of Puppets" remains as popular today as when it was released in March 1986. Acclaimed by fans and critics alike, the album went multi-platinum, going on to sell over six million copies in the U.S. alone, despite receiving no radio airplay, with no single or music video to accompany it.
01. METALLICA - Master of Puppets (1986)
02. IRON MAIDEN - The Number of the Beast (1982)
03. GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite for Destruction (1987)
04. METALLICA - Ride the Lightning (1984)
05. SLAYER - Reign in Blood (1986)
06. MEGADETH - Rust in Peace (1990)
07. BLACK SABBATH – Paranoid (1970)
08. AC/DC - Back in Black (1980)
09. PANTERA - Vulgar Display of Power (1992)
10. IRON MAIDEN - Powerslave (1984)
Loch Ness Monster, UFO's, Big Foot, The Jersey Devil, the Female Orgasm ... all mythical creatures that we continue to hold out hope are real. The latest "discovery" of Noah's Ark that hit the web this week has already been debunked by Dr. Randal Price, the archaeologist on the Chinese expedition. Here's an excerpt from his blog.
I was the archaeologist with the Chinese expedition in the summer of 2008 and was given photos of what they now are reporting to be the inside of the Ark. I and my partners invested $100,000 in this expedition (described below) which they have retained, despite their promise and our requests to return it, since it was not used for the expedition. The information given below is my opinion based on what I have seen and heard (from others who claim to have been eyewitnesses or know the exact details). To make a long story short: this is all reported to be a fake.
No time for love Dr. Jones.
MORE DEBUNKING HERE Noah’s Ark PaleoBabble Update
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Boy Scouts of America seems to have come to terms with just how important video games are to some of today's young men.
The Boy Scouts have added a "Video Games" belt loop and pin to the organization's list of awards. The Scouts' more than 100 merit badges, another type of award, recognize mastery over carpentry, camping, canoeing, cooking, and even sculpture.
Only Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts are eligible for the "Video Games" badge, which they can earn if they "teach an adult or a friend how to play a video game" and play a video game for an hour, among other tasks.
To receive a "Video Games belt loop," they must do the following:
1. Explain why it is important to have a rating system for video games. Check your video games to be sure they are right for your age.
2. With an adult, create a schedule for you to do things that includes your chores, homework, and video gaming. Do your best to follow this schedule.
3. Learn to play a new video game that is approved by your parent, guardian, or teacher.
Morticians at a Puerto Rican funeral home chose to display the body of David Morales Colón on his Honda motorcycle rather than in a traditional casket, as shown in the video below.
Colón, 22, was murdered last Thursday in his San Juan neighborhood, Primera Hora reports. For his wake, the Marin Funeral Home dressed the young man in his typical riding clothes, helmet included, on top of his beloved motorcycle.
As Jalopnik put it, "yes, this is real."
This isn't the first time Marin has made headlines for its unusual funerary services, the Associated Press notes. In 2008, the funeral home kept the embalmed body of a 24-year-old man standing throughout a wake that lasted three days.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
the Milwaukee Bucks are in the first round of the playoffs - the fact you had no idea doesn't surprise me in the least. What does surprise me is that NBA-ers always say they take their games up a notch in the playoffs - good thing we're paying full price for 1/2 effort - regardless - apparently BANGO the Buck's mascot has taken his game to new heights also. WOW has he ever! Take a look at this death-defying deer drop from last night's game.
FYI - the Bucks evened the series at 2 games apiece against Atlanta.
Last week in the Mascot V. Model battle of gravity.... we featured a mascot falling off a dugout in a minor league baseball game. In the interest of fairness, we give you a "Car Model" face-planting at an auto show. And when we say equality we mean that they're equally funny to watch. Though I can safely say not as many men rushed to the aid of the fallen mascot as they did the model - Stunner!
Monday, April 26, 2010
The editors of Spin have named U2's 1991 album Achtung Baby the most influential album released during the magazine's 25-year existence. They call it "U2's most immediately dynamic music since 1982's War, and its most emotionally frank songs to date, capturing that particular early-'90s rub of boundless possibility and worn-down despair." LIST HERE
The rest of the Top 10 list
2) Prince: Sign o' the Times
3) The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead
4) Nirvana: Nevermind
5) Radiohead: OK Computer
6) Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
7) Guns n' Roses: Appetite for Destruction
8) PJ Harvey: Rid of Me
9) Pavement: Slanted and Enchanted
10) Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral
Police have found and arrested a woman suspected of urinating on clothes at a Walmart store in Cape Coral.
Christina Cifaldi, 22, of Cape Coral was charged with criminal mischief and property damage.
Employees at the store on Del Prado Boulevard told officers that they saw her take $163 in clothes off the racks and go into a fitting room.
The employees told police that the woman then urinated on the clothes and left the store.
Police found Cifaldi because she left her wallet, with her driver’s license, in the changing room along with the urine-soaked clothes.
She was released today from the Lee County Jail after paying $500 bail.Her next court appearance on the criminal mischief charge is May 11.